Meet the first ransomware of 2016: Ransom32
What makes Ransom32 special?
Ransom32 is cross-platform.Apart from being hard to detect, it is also cross platform which means that once written, a NW.js application can work on Windows, Linux and MacOS X without any modification.
Reports indicate that so far only Windows machines have been infected. However, because of the nature of how NW.js works, we may see Ransom32 infecting different platforms soon.
What is scary about Ransom32 is it’s being offered to would-be cyber criminals as a paid service. With just a few clicks, you have your own Ransom32 ready to go.
If we look at the predictions for 2016 made by McAfee, Trend Micro and other security firms, it is clear that 2016 will be the year for ransomware.
How to protect yourself from Ransom32?
This will be the headline of my next article as we will be uncovering a new tool which provides immunity from Cryptolocker and its variants and keeps your important files safe without any hassle.
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